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Saline County Sheriff Arrested in Benton

Benton police officers arrested Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington Saturday night receiving reports of a "very intoxicated individual."
BENTON, AR - Benton police officers arrested Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington Saturday night receiving reports of a "very intoxicated individual."

Officers tracked down Pennington, 62, at Denton's Trotline where he was sitting inside a vehicle in the parking lot. According to a news release, officers tried to convince him not to drive and have someone pick him up.

According to Benton Police, Pennington became belligerent with officers and was arrested.

Penning was not placed in jail due to the "unique situation," according to a news release. Instead, he was released to a family members.

Pennington was given citations for Public Intoxication and Refusal to Submit to Arrest.

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